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Re: digital camera Q



On Tuesday 24 October 2006 17:08, Anne Wilson wrote:
>On Tuesday 24 October 2006 20:59, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >I know that " means inch, but I have no idea what an inch is...
>>
>> Nominally its 2.5cm, Dotan.  Our 'yard' of 36 inches is near your
>> 'meter' which is 39.xx inches to us.  Yeah I bitch everytime I have to
>> do something in inches that makes a hell of a lot more sense to do in
>> metric, but 200 million old fogies like me yelled when they tried to
>> start selling gasolene by the litre.  I was for it myself.  And I still
>> consider the US as the odd man out in the measurement wars, fallout of
>> my eletronics experience I guess, we don't measure anything but
>> wavelength in feet and that takes tricky math.
>
>Like Gene, my husband and I have a work background in metric, but most of
> our lives we have lived with Imperial.  In England today officially we
> use metric, although 90%+ of the population have no understanding of it.
>  We do sell petrol and diesel in litres, but beer and milk in pints.  We
> still use gallons, but they are different from US gallons.  Until very
> recently you had no chance of buying a sheet of plywood in metric - 8ft
> x 4 ft or 6 ft x ft was what you got.  Metric is slowly creeping in,
> though.
>
>We have recently taken to keeping koi, and it seems that in the koi world
>ponds are always measured in gallons.  We both find this extremely
> difficult to handle, after working in litres for so long, but if we
> quote the pond capacity in litres no-one understands what we are talking
> about.
>
>IOW, we are a very mixed up country ;-)
>
>Anne

Humm, and I thought we were the goofy ones.  But it seems to be universal.

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